NEW ORLEANS -- An off-duty New Orleans police officer was placed on emergency suspension after being arrested for driving while impaired Monday evening in Gretna, according to Remi Braden, a spokesperson for the NOPD.
Officer Lindy Collins, who works in the Fourth District, was seen driving erratically on Stumpf Boulevard, near Gretna Boulevard, by a Jefferson Parish deputy who was off-duty, Braden said. Collins was driving his personal vehicle and had hit a curb, causing a blowout to his front tire.
"The off-duty deputy got out of his personal vehicle, approached Collins and determined he was incoherent. The deputy, who was assisted by an off-duty New Orleans police officer, stayed with Collins until members of the Gretna Police Department arrived. Gretna officers placed Collins under arrest for driving while impaired," Braden said.
According to police, Deputy Chief Arlinda Westbrook immediately placed Collins on emergency suspension without pay pending the outcome of a Public Integrity Bureau investigation.